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Laura Ellen Bacon

Spatial Place, Laura Ellen Bacon, 2013.

Laura Ellen Bacon works with willow and other natural materials to create striking monumental sculptures, using techniques traditionally associated with basketry. Responding to a particular site, she uses only her hands to weave and knot the willow into colossal, stirring forms that wrap themselves around buildings or spill out into the landscape. Blurring the lines between the natural and man-made, Bacon imbues her sculptures with an abstract life force of their own. Her work has been widely exhibited, with site-specific installations created for venues such as Somerset House, Ruthin Craft Centre, the Saatchi Gallery and the Holburne Museum.